The Festival is participating in the Regeneration Project – a community guns-to-art project. The project accepted donated weapons in the fall, and a group of talented artists are transforming them or using them for inspiration for artwork that honors victims of violence and first responders. Participating artists include Tracy Powell, Lanny Bergner, Natalie Niblack, Kathleen Faulkner, Ann Reid, Peregrine O’Gormley and John Bowey. Their collaborative installation will be displayed at this year’s Arts at the Port during the Festival. The public can still participate by donating to the project (either guns or money) – information is available on the Regeneration website.